Friday, November 10, 2017

It's a Date!: Pomodoro Pizza and Pasta Kitchen at Brgy. Dalandanan, Valenzuela City

Date nights call for new places to dine in. One Valenzuela and hubby rarely have these date nights recently, with a number of things going on in life. Searching for something new, Pomodoro Pizza and Pasta Kitchen came up on One Valenzuela's phone screen. After completing the grocery checklist at Puregold Dalandanan, off they went to Pomodoro. You won't miss it for it is just a few meters away from the grocery store's main entrance. 
Pomodoro Pizza and Pasta Kitchen is just a stone throw away from Puregold Dalandanan. One Valenzuela learned that the main goal why Pomodoro was established is to make people afford to eat good Italian-quality pizza and pasta more often.
Since One Valenzuela and her hubby were both satisfied with the veggie and fish themed dinner date that they had which was very affordable considering the taste (fresh and tasty) and the place (which was serenaded with songs that they like), she eventually learned more about Pomodoro Pizza and Pasta Kitchen by reaching out to the restaurant online. One Valenzuela learned that it first opened in Kapitolyo, Pasig City and that it has been operating for four years now. It was founded by a couple who left the corporate world to impact change in the food industry. To achieve this, they began to introduce Italian-quality pizza and pasta made affordable and available to many who come from different walks of life. After three years, the business expanded to different areas where good food is highly appreciated. The Valenzuela branch is a franchise outlet by the Aguilon Family who are locals of Valenzuela City. The Aguilons are loyal customers of the brand, with the matriarch saying that she has always dreamed of having her own pasta restaurant. "Here I am, now I [own one]," she said.

The dining area of Pomodoro Pizza and Pasta Kitchen: They say you can't buy happiness, but you can buy pizza.
As of this writing, Pomodoro has been featured twice on media. The feature in ABS-CBN's My Puhunan increased their popularity. The Angeles branch of Pomodoro was also featured in GMA News TV's Pop Talk segment.
Want it spicy? Add chili flakes. Want more cheese? Add more parmesan cheese. Love these condiments!
What are the bestsellers? According to Pomodoro, favorites for pastas are Carbonara Cremosa, Meatballs Spaghetti, and Smoked Fish pasta. The pizza comes in two sizes: 10 inches and 12 inches. The pizza bestsellers are the Amanti dela Carne (All meat pizza), Specialle dela Casa (House Special Pizza) and Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese pizza). The house blend iced tea is also said to be a crowd favorite, with some customers even wanting to "get a whole pitcher for take out".

One Valenzuela and hubby had an awesome time eating the Il Giardino pizza which was served hot from the oven. As can be seen in the photo below, the pizza rocks a beautiful golden crust and the vegetable toppings are pretty generous. On the other hand, the Smoked Fish pasta complemented the pizza. Hubby added some chili flakes to his pasta plate, making it a bit more spicy. Yum.

Il Giardino, 10 inches (Php169). It's a vegetable pizza which has the following toppings: tomatoes, olives, bellpepper, garlic, mushrooms, and mozzarella. You may also opt to remove the mozzarella to go full vegetarian. Unlike the typical crust that you get from mainstream pizza shops, the crust of Pomodoro is not that oily. One Valenzuela and hubby also bought and took home a box of Quattro Formaggi for Little One Valenzuela which she ate with gusto.
Smoked Fish pasta comes at Php109 a plate. It has fresh tomatoes that hubby loved.

Including wine, coffee, and pastries in the menu to match the Italian line up of dishes is already among the plans of Pomodoro as well. For the meantime, you might want to check out the rest of the menu of Pomodoro here (from Pomodoro's FB page):

One Valenzuela is looking forward to the delivery service that Pomodoro will launch by December this year, thereby being able to reach more people, delivering pizza and pasta right at the doorstep.Welcome to Valenzuela City, Pomodoro!

Pomodoro Pizza and Pasta Kitchen - Valenzuela Branch
Address: G/F Arca Strip Commercial Center, No.32 McArthur Highway, Brgy. Dalandanan, Valenzuela City (near Puregold Dalandanan and Valenzuela Action Center)
Open Hours: 11:00am to 9:00pm on weekdays; 11:00am to 11:00pm on weekends
Contact Details: 0935-388-6628
Like Pomodoro on Facebook here and on Instagram here.
Offers catering for occasions, reservations, and functions.

Other Branches:
-Kapitolyo, Pasig City (San Rafael cor. Sta. Rosa, Kapitolyo, Pasig City)
-Mandaluyong (Pioneer St. cor. Reliance St., Pioneer Street Market, Madaluyong City)
-Angeles City (Muceno Open Food Park, Angeles City and Yumhive Food Park, Angeles City)
-Bulacan (Gourmet Food Park, Baliuag, Bulacan)

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